Myanmar (Burma)

Stretching from the high peaks of the Himalayas in the north to the gin-clear waters of the Andaman Sea in the south, Myanmar (Burma) is not only topographically very diverse, but is also one of Asia’s most culturally varied and exciting countries.

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ETHNIC MINORITY MARKETS

Inle Markets

Myanmar is home to over 135 different ethnic minority groups and a fantastic way to see the local tribes is at one of the local markets.

The 5 day rotating market in InleLake is a particular favourite of ours, which as the name suggests rotates to 5 locations over 5 days. Guests can observe the colourful costumes and interact with the different local tribes like Intha, long-neck Padaung and Pa-O.

Numerous different hill tribes descend from their mountain houses to join in this colourful congregation. Every group has their own religion, culture, language, and way of trading.

Biking in Bagan

Bagan

As a World Heritage Site, Bagan stands alongside the other great centres of South East Asia, comparable to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Some 5,000 monuments, a testament to Bagan as a former centre of Buddhist spirituality and learning, are scattered over the 42 square kilometres of the Ayeyarwady riverbanks.

Ride through the back lanes to the plains and venture onto dirt tracks, only accessible to bikes and horses. Aside from temples, Bagan is a buzzing little town and you’ll be sure to explore some of the traditions and lifestyles of its people during this tour.

Sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda_Yangon_Myanmar_Shwedagon Pagoda Night View

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments that rises majestically over Singuttara Hill to the city Yangon, casting its golden gleam over the low-lying capital. The 2,500-years old structure, which contains the relics of four Buddhas, is the guardian temple of Yangon and the most sacred site for the people of Myanmar.

Be sure to visit in the afternoon where there are always many people praying and making offerings -it’s a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by.

Typically the best months to visit Myanmar (Burma) are between November to March.

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LOCATION

MYANMAR KEY INFO

A visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever required if arriving from an endemic area

Time Difference

GMT +6 ½ hours

Flight Time

12 hours with one stop

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